Closer to home, our own indicators are compelling. This month EvoSwitch won an AMS-IX Gold partner certification. That’s the fifth year in a row. But this year there’s a difference – we were the only recipient. In 2014 there were five Gold partners, last year there were three, now it’s just us. This means that over the last year we sold significantly more AMS-IX ports than the rest of the Amsterdam Metro market.
AMS1 Campus build out
Add the above to a healthy international sales pipeline, and all the signs – both specific and general – are that 2018 will be a year of continued, and sharp, growth, with growing tension between demand and supply. So we are building a new data center on our AMS1 Campus, starting now and opening in Q1 2019. Hall 7 (working title) will consist of three identical buildings providing 2000 sqm of space with 2.5 MVA of power per building. It will be filled with the latest energy efficient technologies, drawing on what we learned in Hall 6, i.e. high-speed modular (9 * 88 rack modules) construction, adiabatic cooling. Projected operating PuE will be 1.2, which we have already achieved next door, powered by 100% renewable energy.
So if you are in, or affected by, the data center market, brace yourself for major changes in the coming year. And watch this (data center) space in 2018!